There’s a MA Joint Education Committee hearing coming up on September 13 at 11 AM for an important bill from our MA Indigenous Legislative Agenda: H.651/S.382 An Act relative to celebrating and teaching Native American culture and history. The time is long overdue for Massachusetts public schools to educate all students about Native American cultures, histories and current issues, and we need your help to get this passed!
Steps you can take now:
Go to the Action Network link and you will find the text of the bill, an automated letter that you can send to legislators, and also information about how to send your own letter if you do not want to use the automated Action Network letter. Please plan to modify the Action Network letter to tell the legislators why this bill is so important to you — personalization helps a lot! Sending this will only take a few minutes of your time
If you want to listen to the hearing on September 13 or sign up to testify, all the information is at the MA Legislature website. Note that there are a lot of bills that will come before the committee that day, and we do not know an exact time when our bill’s testimony will be heard.
Please SHARE, and thank you for your support! Please go to our website MAIndigenousAgenda.org for information about all 5 of our legislative priorities this session, including eliminating racist Native American mascots, honoring Indigenous People’s Day, celebrating and teaching Native American culture & history, protecting Native American heritage, and supporting the education and futures of Native youth.